Sran: A Teachable Moment

George Washington set the standard for those who seek the office of president. He was the most highly esteemed military and civilian figure in the nation when he was elected. In every setting, he served as the model of dignified and self-disciplined conduct. As a general, at the end of the Revolutionary War he preserved civilian control of the military by preventing the use of military force against Congress. As president, he was not tempted to hold on to power and retired to Mount Vernon voluntarily after two terms, ensuring the peaceful transition of power in our new republic. His example has preserved our nation for more than 225 years.

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